Mandy Turner
[The University of Queensland Australia]
Mandy is a firm believer that diversity in all its forms should be encouraged to promote innovation and find solutions to challenges facing the world.

She herself has had a diverse career ranging from musician, artist, fraud investigator, risk assessor, trainer and analyst. She is currently the Manager of The University of Queensland Cyber Security Operation Centre, and prior to that was a Senior Cyber Crime Intelligence Analyst with the Australian Government.

She has held various roles in information security and investigations including security incident response, malware analysis, communications, and fraud investigator. With 20 years of specialist experience in the Australia Public Service, she has expertise in information security, cybercrime in emerging technologies, risk assessment, digital forensics, cybercrime analysis and fraud investigation.

In her own time, she volunteers at the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) as the Brisbane branch executive chair, is the co-founder and Australian Director of Cyber Century Mentoring, is a Justice of the Peace and an Adjunct Lecturer in Criminology at The University of Queensland.

Mandy mentors students and those new to the infosec industry, speaks at conferences and events, has guest lectured at both The University of Queensland and Griffith University and writes about cybercrime and security awareness. She tweets as @empressbat plays MMORPG and her drink of choice is coffee.

Cybercrime fighters assemble

Technical Level (3 being the highest score): 1

Crimes against or enabled by technology are less likely to be perpetrated by hoody wearing hackers than by criminal organisations, insider threats and Nation state threat actors.

Cybercrime is big business, persistent and, there is no solely technical solution to protect us from it. Technology based scams such as phishing, business email compromises and romance and tech support scams have success, in part, because they rely on common human triggers.

Just as technology is ever evolving, so is cybercrime, which means everyone regardless of career path, interests and skills need to work together as a cybercrime fighting super hero collective. Everyone can be a cybercrime fighting hero and champion - we all need to work together to fight cybercrime.

This presentation will look at some common cybercrime types impacting Australians, provide information on why they are successful and, show the audience how we are all champions of cyber security. We cannot fight what we do not understand, so all of us need to work together as cybercrime fighting super heroes to demystify cybercrime and spread the messaging to everyone.

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